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St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy

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This is a Genealogy page for Buchanan County Seat in the State of Missouri .


St Joseph is where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. It is also home of the Kansas City Chief Summer Training Camp.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Cemeteries in St. Joseph in 1910 Link

St. Joseph, Missouri, death notices from the Catholic Tribune

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • St. Joseph Directories searcable on Ancestry Link

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • The State of Missouri was organized in 1821 and Joseph Robidoux established the Blacksnake Hills trading post with the Indians in 1826. Robidoux's trading post soon became a fur-trading empire stretching to the southern Rocky Mountains. The Platte Purchase joined his land to the state of Missouri in 1837. Ideally situated, Robidoux's trading post became the City of St. Joseph in 1843 and remained relatively small until the discovery of gold in California in 1848 which greatly altered and accelerated westward migration. Read more at St. Joseph History
  • St. Joseph is located along a bend in the Missouri River in the northwest portion of the state. It is situated on bluffs of loess soil which were created by the deposit of silt and dust following the last glacier. The native vegetation was characterized by an undulating prairie with strips of woodlands of mostly black walnut following the streams leading to the Missouri River. The bluffs were both a meeting place and burial ground for the native Indians in the surrounding areas, with the local tribes acting as custodians. Read more at St. Joseph City

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Western State University Library MWS Link
  • Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society NMGS

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society NMGS
  • St. Joseph Historical Society SJHS

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]